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A Feminist's Guide To Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Kelly Wilz | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Kelly Wilz

Call out sexism and misogyny -- especially if it's coming from someone who claims to be progressive. However, I worry the label is being thrown around loosely and being applied to many well-meaning, non-sexist male critics of Clinton.

We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those who would suppress it -- it is a spur toward greater wisdom.

How White People Should Write About Ferguson

Julie Mannell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Julie Mannell

Perhaps instead we should consciously endeavor to support the discourse about the experiences of people of color in 2014 written by actual people of color.

The Things We Tell Our Girls

Katie Lowe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Katie Lowe

Misogyny and shame culture go hand in hand, because they both perpetuate an idea that women have to look and behave a certain way -- to perform a certain role -- in order to play their part in society.

Aging Disgracefully: Sex as Discourse

Steph Thompson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Steph Thompson

There is a lot of talk about communication in our society, the need in a relationship -- any relationship -- for open, honest discourse. I would argue that intercourse, if it's good, is one of the best discourses a couple can have.

Understanding Our Foundational Premises

Brad Reid | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Groups engaged in religious, political, and social discourse are increasingly unable to engage in a discussion of the merits of a position because each group possesses entirely different fundamental premises.

Civil Discourse and the Delights of Discontent

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Marino

Not long ago Chris Matthews shook his head when a spokesperson for the Tea Party refused to condemn Michele Bachmann's claim that the founding fathers...

The Orientalist Narrative Distorting the Egyptian Struggle for Freedom

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Just as my well-meaning acquaintances pigeonhole me, orientalists attempt to fit the history and politics of Muslims or Arabs into a greater arc that is dominated by cultural or religious stereotypes.

"Monologists" and the Lost Art of Conversation

Jill Lynne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Lynne

Of late, have you noticed how many speak in run-on sentences? I've labeled them, Monologists"! Beginning with one thought, they breathlessly advance ...

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Momma Lied To Me

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

Sticks and stones may break my bones. But those words? O, how awful can be those words.

Why Academics Should Blog (Redux)

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

Academia should be a vanguard of our understanding of the world. It's a place where people have the time and space to think about the shape of the world, the source of some of the ideas that transform us.